I broke my right index finger and the bone below it in the palm of hand yesterday at work . it will be in a cast/splint for 4 to 6 weeks. a 75 lb. parking brake assembly for a big high loader fell onto my hand, smashing it into the concrete floor. I said ouch, among other words. most pain I have ever experienced in my life for the first 10 minutes after injury, then it went numb.
Don’t lose hope! As a lifelong guitar player, I had issues with my index finger on my fretting hand. After years of searching, I found a doctor who was willing to repair the unknown damage. She woke me from surgery with the news that she’d “Found the issue and repaired it… but I would never play the guitar again!”
I struggled for years with that bombshell. Fortunately, I found my new passion in Karting. Several years later, with the help of a Physical Therapist, I worked for a 13 months and regained the use of my index finger. It was a long and incredibly painful process… but today, not only am I able to hang onto the wheel of a shifter with my left hand… I can also play again.
So take heart and remember… You are NEVER out of the fight!
Be A Warrior!!!